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Charkin, Paul

(1907-1986) UK author, variously employed for many years before writing his three routine sf Space Operas, the first two for Badger Books: Light of Mars (1959), The Other Side of Night (1960) and The Living Gem (1963). [JC]

Hoffman, Kurt

An Australian pseudonym or more likely a House Name used on one novella-length Scientific Thrillers tale of sf interest, Blackmarket Brains (1949 chap), in which a surgeon is forced to engage in criminal acts of Identity Transfer by transplanting brains of criminals into innocent bodies. [JC]


German Print Magazine published in English and described as "The Magazine of International Science Fiction". It was edited by Ronald M Hahn, Olaf G Hilscher and Michael K Iwoleit and was an offshoot of their German magazine Nova (see Germany). It survived for just one issue, Spring 2005, and ceased due to poor sales. A neat, perfect-bound review-size edition of 204 pages, the magazine presented stories from ten countries: ...

Pflug, Ursula

(1958-    ) Tunisian born author, raised in Canada, who began to publish work of interest with "Memory Lapse at The Waterfront" (in New Bodies: A Collection of Science Fiction, anth 1981, ed anon), which was assembled, with other speculative fictions, as After the Fires (coll 2008). Her novel, Green Music (2001), Equipoisally combines Afterlife fantasy [see The ...

Drake, H B

(1894-1963) UK teacher, Orientalist and author, in active service during World War One, who wrote occasional Fantasy tales involving the occult. His most successful novel was probably the non-genre Chinese White (1950) as Burgess Drake, set in China during World War Two; but he is primarily remembered today for his first novel The Remedy (1925; vt The Shadowy Thing 1928) because of its ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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